A recount in the Atlanta mayoral election runoff hasn’t altered results significantly.
Election officials in two counties that include parts of Atlanta on Thursday recounted the ballots cast on Dec. 5.
The result: Keisha Lance Bottoms still narrowly leads Mary Norwood, who asked for the recount after Bottoms was declared the winner by a margin of less than 1 percent.
Norwood said she’s still concerned about irregularities and will talk with her lawyers to decide her next step.
She picked up five votes and Bottoms lost six in Fulton County in the recount. DeKalb results remained the same.
The totals after the recount show Bottoms with 46,661 votes, or 50.44 percent, and Norwood with 45,840 votes, or 49.56 percent.
Election officials plan to recount the votes cast in the Atlanta mayoral election runoff at the request of the trailing candidate.
Mary Norwood on Tuesday requested a recount after the certified results showed her opponent, Keisha Lance Bottoms, winning by a margin of less than 1 percent.
Election officials in Fulton and DeKalb counties, which both include parts of Atlanta, say they plan to conduct a recount Thursday morning.
The two counties on Monday certified the results of the Dec. 5 runoff. Bottoms remained in the lead with 46,667, or 50.45 percent, and Mary Norwood had 45,835 votes or 49.55 percent. The 832 votes that separate them amounts to less than 1 percent of the 92,502 votes cast.